In addition to being a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am also an EMDR International Association Certified Therapist. For those who are unfamiliar, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence based therapy technique that helps people reprocess past events in order to alleviate current symptoms, triggers, and distress from troubling memories.
I was first introduced to the process many years ago following a terrible car accident I was in. I fell asleep while driving on the Kennedy Expressway, and crashed into four cars. I was lucky to be alive. Following the accident, I kept having flashbacks; I wasn’t able to eat or sleep; I had very high anxiety and was having a hard time at the thought of driving again. I went to see a therapist for a few EMDR sessions, and felt better almost immediately. I no longer have flashbacks, am able to drive without any anxiety.
What can EMDR help with?
EMDR can help with anxiety, sleep issues, grief, fear, panic, self-esteem, injury, illness, depression, insomnia, phobias, past traumas, and much more.
How does EMDR work?
EMDR therapy uses bilateral stimulation, right/left eye movement, or tactile stimulation, which repeatedly activates the opposite sides of the brain, releasing emotional experiences that are “trapped” in the nervous system. This assists the neurophysiological system, the basis of the mind/body connection, to free itself of blockages and reconnect itself.
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EMDR International Association
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you are interested in learning more about EMDR or would like to schedule an appointment.